Centenary Weekend

Saturday 16th May 2015

The displays were set up in the hut ready to open.

Once opened the visitors started to come in. These photos show some of the early visitors, once it got busy the camera was put down.

Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club came and set up two stations, unfortunately we only got photos of the HF station in action. We managed to make contact with a number of people to tell them about the centenary including America, Ukraine and Russia.

The Greenacres went to visit a few family graves including our founder, George Greenacre. Obviously there was not many photos taken during the visit.

Sunday 17th May 2015

On Sunday morning there was a steady stream of visitors including the Mayor, Mrs Norma Redfern, who was first through the door.

At 3pm the formalities of the flag rededication began.

Speeches were made by our Group Scout Leader, Dudley Rogers, the Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear Mrs Susan Winfield OBE DL, Mr Alan Campbell MP and Assistant County Commissioner (International) Mr Michael Pearson.

Our District Commissioner Mrs Stephanie Doughty made a speech and then presented the Group with a print of a painting by Lord Baden-Powell then Assistant Scout Leader Mr Lawrence Gill with his five year long service award.

Mr Richard Greenacre, George Greenacre’s Grandson then presented all of the Group members with our specially made centenary badges and made a short speech.

The dignitaries were then presented with a framed badge, a copy of the Group history and then a final speech was made by the Group Chairman, Mr Chris Harrison.

After the formal part people managed to have a chat before leaving for the Village Hotel and the Leaders managed to get a few photos taken.

Sunday 17th May 2015 – Evening

On Sunday Evening we moved to the Village Hotel where the centenary raffle was drawn and people had a chance to relax, catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

The tables were quite full.

The cakes were cut by Richard Greenacre and Dudley Rogers, then shared out by Nicola and Frances Dale.

There were no formal speeches made in the evening however former Scout Arthur Davis who had travelled from Texas with his wife Margaret to take part in the weekend asked to say a few words to everyone.